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EXHIBITION: Anno’s Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa

EXHIBITION: Anno’s Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa

This exhibition explores the work of Anno Mitsumasa, one of Japan’s greatest children’s book illustrators and authors, who is best known for his picture books, with few or no words, published from the late 1960s onwards. The display illustrates the story of Anno Mitsumasa’s life and creative journey, features a reading library with many of […]

Kabuki Theatre: Narukami Thunder God at the Edinburgh Fringe

Kabuki Theatre: Narukami Thunder God at the Edinburgh Fringe

KabukiMA is a theatre troupe committed to spreading Japanese theatre to Western audiences. We intend to perform a rendition of the 17th century Kabuki play entitled “Narukami” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a week this August. “Narukami” is a household classic of the Kabuki repertoire which recounts the tale of a princess’s quest to […]

Music & Manga: A Vision of Sound

Music & Manga: A Vision of Sound

Shinichi Ishizuka is an award-winning manga artist who uses his personal experiences and pursuits to inspire the subject matter of his works. Together with his editor, Katsuki Dai (who has edited a number of manga magazines and worked with top manga artists), Ishizuka has created a wildly popular graphic series BLUE GIANT and BLUE GIANT SUPREME.  The series centers around a […]

Avex Recital Series 2019 HONJOH Hidejiro Shamisen Recital

Avex Recital Series 2019 HONJOH Hidejiro Shamisen Recital

Bringing world-class Japanese classical artists to London’s iconic Wigmore Hall, the Avex Recital Series has proved highly popular. Avex Recital Series is presented by Avex Classics International, a division of Japan’s leading entertainment business, the Avex Group. Based in Tokyo and London, Avex Classics International is a global operation specialising in the planning and production […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story 東京物語

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story  東京物語

Wednesday 27 June 2019Open 18:00 / Film starts at 18:30 / No admittance after 19:00Directed by Yasujiro Ozu / 1953 / 135 mins(Japanese language with English subtitles) An enduring masterpiece created in 1953 by Japan’s legendary film director, Yasujiro Ozu. An elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi, living in a small fishing village in Hiroshima, visit […]

‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ – Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ – Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

On Thursday 6th June 2019, Sansho Living will lead a seminar The Beauty of Imperfection to introduce the participants to the philosophy of traditional Japanese aesthetics wabi-sabi, which promotes the acceptance of transience and imperfection.  The head florist at Aoyama Flower Market will guide the Flower Arranging and Bonkei Classes, on four different dates, at […]

Aeolian String Quartet

Aeolian String Quartet

Mei Fujisato (violin), Sherry Shen (violin), HyunJin Soh (viola), Ekaterina Solomennik (cello) PROGRAMME Debussy String Quartet Op.10 I. Anime et tres decide II. Assez vif et bien rythme III. Andantino, doucement expressif IV. Tres modere Prokofiev String Quartet No.2 Op.92 I. Allegro sostenuto II. Adagio III. Allegro Aeolian String Quartet The Aeolian String Quartet features an international line-up of postgraduate students from the Royal […]

The Emperor System in Japan. Origins, Evolution and the New Imperial Era

The Emperor System in Japan. Origins, Evolution and the New Imperial Era

Emperor Akihito’s abdication in favour of his son Crown Prince Naruhito has re-ignited a many-sided debate about the fundamental values of Japanese society and the state itself. Some commentators see Emperor Akihito’s attempt to modernise the image of the Imperial family and present a liberal face on peace and reconciliation issues as at odds with […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club